Hollywood, CA -- At the mobile industry's premiere event, MasterImage 3D, LLC is giving attendees a look at what's possible with mobile 3D today, via demonstrations of a 3D user interface and ultra-high quality 3D displays for smartphones and tablets. The company will demonstrate its new 7" 3D display and 3D user interfaces from content partner Scaleform at Mobile World Congress (MWC), February 14-17 in Barcelona.

At its exhibit stand, 2B13 in Hall 2, the company is showing its MasterImage Stereo Kit (MISK) to hardware, OS, carrier and content partners across the mobile ecosystem. The hardware/software system features an auto-stereoscopic 3D display based on MasterImage's cell-matrix parallax barrier, which delivers a wider viewing angle, brighter image and portrait/landscape modes than 3D displays that employ a 'striped' approach.

On this device MWC attendees will see a groundbreaking 3D user interface from Scaleform that shows the beginnings of the holographic mobile experience. MasterImage 3D demonstrations also feature a number of 3D movie trailers from the latest blockbuster films, 3D commercials, updated gameplay from Crytek's Crysis 2, and an assortment of AAA video game footage samples supplied by the S-3D Gaming Alliance (www.s3dga.com) and its member companies.

"These demonstrations give you a feel for where 3D is going," said Roy Taylor, GM of 3D Mobile Display at MasterImage 3D. "As 3D content starts to pop off the screen, the possibilities for gaming, mobile entertainment - even merchandising, get really exciting. 3D UIs are in their early days but stand to be highly disruptive on many fronts. The holographic chess game from "Star Wars" is truly on the horizon."


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LOS ANGELES -- Wally Pfister, ASC, Jonathan Freeman, ASC and Stephen Windon, ACS claimed top honors in the three competitive categories at the 25th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration here tonight at the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom.

Pfister won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for INCEPTION. Freeman earned top accolades in the television episodic category for BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO). Windon was the recipient of the television movie/miniseries award for THE PACIFIC (HBO).

"All of the nominees here tonight earned the respect of their peers," said Richard Crudo, ASC, chairman of the Awards Committee. "Once again, they showed the world that while cinematography requires mastering a complex craft, the art of telling stories with moving images comes from the heart and soul."

Pfister, who was regrettably not able to attend, was previously nominated by the ASC for BATMAN BEGINS (2006) and THE DARK KNIGHT (2009). This is his first win.

Freeman won the Outstanding Achievement Award for the BOARDWALK EMPIRE episode "Home." This is the second ASC Award for Freeman, who previously won in 2005 for the telefilm HOMELAND SECURITY. He has also earned ASC nominations for PRINCE STREET (1998), STRANGE JUSTICE (2000) and TAKEN (2003).

The television movie/miniseries award went to Windon for the "Okinawa" episode of THE PACIFIC. This was Windon's first ASC nomination.

The presentation of the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award to 10-time ASC Award nominee Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC by Joel Coen was a highlight of the memorable evening. Deakins has also earned nine Oscar® nominations. Five of those films were written and directed by Joel and his brother Ethan Coen (TRUE GRIT; NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN; THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE; O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?; FARGO). He won ASC Awards for THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE in 2002 and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION in 1995.

The ASC International Award was presented to John Seale, ASC. Seale's credits include THE ENGLISH PATIENT, for which he won an Oscar®, as well as COLD MOUNTAIN, RAIN MAN, and WITNESS, among others.

The Career Achievement in Television Award was presented to Emmy®-winner Michael O'Shea, ASC (CSI: MIAMI). The ASC Presidents Award was given to renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland.

Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks presented the Board of Governors Award to Julia Roberts in recognition of her tremendous body of work and contributions to the art of filmmaking. Hanks and Roberts star together in CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR and the upcoming LARRY CROWNE.

ASC also recognized the next generation of cinematographers with the presentation of the ASC William. A. Fraker Student Heritage Award to undergraduate student Boyd Hobbs of Full Sail University and graduate student Dagmar Weaver-Madsen of UCLA.


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blackswan.pngBlack Swan was able to rake in $18.6 million internationally from 3,044 locations in 34 markets this weekend. The thriller now has $72.1 million abroad in the bank. Black Swan's worldwide haul is now $181.5 million.

Other international grosses:

The Green Hornet: $18.3 million for an international cume of $107.2 million and a worldwide total of $199.5 million. The film will hit $200 million worldwide on Monday.

Tangled: $17.3 million from 52 territories for an international total of $310 million and a worldwide total of $503.3 million.

Yogi Bear: $9.3 million from almost 4,800 locations in 42 territories. The international cume to date is now $61.2 million and the worldwide haul is now $157 million. 

Gulliver's Travels: $7.7 million from 2,500 locations in 30 markets for an international total of $149.5 million and $190.7 million worldwide.

TRON: Legacy: $6.4 million from 54 territories for an international total $212 million and $381.7 million worldwide.

Just Go With It: $5.1 million


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Source: Deadline.com

Nicholas Hoult has edged past a ton of candidates in order to win the lead role in Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer. The project is a dark take on the classic Jack and the Beanstalk fable.

Hoult will be seen this June as Beast in X-Men: First Class, and is set to shoot a Mad Max reboot next year alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Thereon.

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